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The Juice (Student) - Sept. 21

Book club, help with meals, voter registration details ✅

Sept. 21, 2020

Join the Cedar Valley Community Book Read: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

The Wartburg Book Club and many other community partners will be reading "How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi during October. In the text, Kendi asks the reader to think about what an antiracist society might look like and how we can play an active role in building it. Discussions will begin Oct. 1, so visit https://www.wartburg.edu/book-club/#oct to purchase the book and get registered today! All are invited – students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends – to join the conversation. This program is virtual and facilitated through Wartburg College in partnership with UNI, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo Community Schools, YWCA, EMBRACE and many other participating organizations.


Incomplete grade deadline for Winter/May 2020

Students with incomplete grades for Winter/May 2020 courses must submit all course work to instructors by Wednesday, Sept. 23. Instructors must submit grade changes for incomplete grades to the Registrar’s Office by Wednesday, Sept. 30. If a grade change is not submitted by the deadline, the incomplete grade will be changed to an “F,” which will then be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.


Dance Team fundraiser

The Wartburg Dance Team is having a fundraiser to help pay for competition fees, travel expenses and new uniforms. Purchase a custom Wartburg tumbler or choose from hundreds of options at this link. They also make great Christmas gifts. Store closes Thursday, Oct. 1.


Enrollment Reports now on InfoCenter

The 2019-20 Summer Enrollment Report is now available on the Info Center at this link:

2019-20 Graduation Report
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 Retention Report
Fall 2020 Enrollment Report


Help needed for meal deliveries

Students, faculty and staff – your help is needed to deliver meals to students who are quarantining and isolating – these are NO-CONTACT deliveries. Students are especially needed for lunch deliveries on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up using this link.

Dinner shifts on “on call only,” meaning you should call Campus Security at 319-352-8372 to see if you are needed prior to showing up. If we have enough volunteers, meal deliver is done within 15-20 minutes. Contact Kristin Tieg Torres for details.


PRSSA sports media panel Tuesday

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold a “Virtual Sports Media Panel” on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. that is open to all students. The Zoom ID is 960 4195 4393. The speakers are alumni who work with the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, ESPN and IPTV Sports. Please contact courtney.stucker@wartburg.edu with any questions.


National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday

Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election? This Tuesday, Sept. 22, is National Voter Registration Day! Registering early and making a plan to vote are important this election year. Check out these online resources for information about voter registration and stay tuned for more voter registration and election information in The Juice in the coming weeks:

General voter registration information
Iowa voter registration information


Voter registration information

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. Directions on how to register to vote at: www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx.


Consumer information for Wartburg College

Consumer Information is available at www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information/. This information contains statistics, policies and programs at Wartburg College, which includes but is not limited to the Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.



What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you have any symptoms or if you know that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, do not engage in campus activities and contact Noah Health Center at (319) 352-8436. Click here for options of where to go if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Cassie Hales (319-352-8260 or cassie.hales@wartburg.edu) and Kalyani Kannan (319-352-8681) will help you enact the College’s self-isolation or self-quarantine protocol (e.g. meal delivery, notification of faculty, and contact tracing). Click here for more information about the College’s COVID-19 response.

Weekday Chapel services

All are welcome at Weekday Chapel services from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester.


This week's Chapel services:


Monday, Sept. 21: Tiffany Pins, head women’s soccer coach, Faculty/Staff Q&A

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Pastor Brian Beckstrom, restful worship with communion

Friday, Sept. 25: Madison Carroll ’21, Senior Chapel


Pastoral care for those in quarantine or isolation

If you are a student in quarantine or isolation, Wartburg’s pastoral staff would be more than happy to deliver communion to you. Please email Pastor Brian Beckstrom if you would like us to do so, or for any other spiritual care. We are praying for you all!


Sanctuary on Wednesday nights

Sanctuary on Wednesday night is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. All are welcome!

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Worship | Music | Community, outside the chapel tower, 8:45 p.m. snacks, 9 p.m. worship



Upcoming events


Deadline for Study Away Photo Contest entries
Sept. 21

PRSSA sports media panel
Sept. 22

National Voter Registration Day
Sept. 22

Incomplete grade deadline for Winter/May 2020
Sept. 23

Cedar Valley Community Book Read begins
Oct. 1

Virtual Career Expos
Oct. 5-8

Deadline for The Castle submissions
Oct. 18


2020 Study Away Photo Contest deadline is today

Were you on a service trip, study abroad, Wartburg West, or Des Moines Urban Studies between September 2019 and March 2020, before the disruption of COVID? Share your study away experience and best photo at www.wartburg.edu/photo-contest by Sept. 21. Voting begins in October — — prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded! Contact the Study Away office with questions.


Eating and drinking not allowed in indoor learning spaces

Please take heed of this new policy from Wartburg’s Emergency Governance Committee: For the safety of our campus community, effective immediately, eating or drinking is not allowed in indoor teaching and learning spaces, where removing masks for the purpose of eating or drinking poses a health risk. This includes the Vogel Library. Should someone need to hydrate during class, they can briefly leave the academic space, hydrate, and return. Good hand hygiene should be used after touching the facial mask.


Student Handbook updates

The Student Handbook has some new elements. The Student Life Office has added two policies designed to encourage civic engagement while creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that celebrates diversity. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Symbolic Expression Policy and the Posting Policy at the link above, and direct questions to your RA or Area Coordinator. Violations can be reported by submitting a See Something, Say Something report. For incidents in residence halls, please contact your RA.


Residence hall visitation policy

Remember, residence hall visitation has been limited due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Residents may host up to one on-campus student in their room per occupant (e.g., a room with two occupants may host up to two other on-campus students). Off-campus visitors are not permitted in the residence halls. More information about policy changes specific to the coronavirus pandemic can be found at this link.


Student Organization guidelines for in-person meetings/events

Student Organizations are encouraged to use online platforms for as many of their activities as possible, including programs and executive/officer meetings. If an event must be held in person, organization leaders must work with Holli Gorman to ensure that the space being used is large enough to accommodate appropriate physical distancing. Face masks must be worn at any and all in-person student organization activities. With respect to food and beverages during student organization programming, please use individually packaged items. Please contact your advisor or lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu with specific questions about how to safely provide snacks at your program. Failing to uphold these expectations will result in suspension of student organization recognition. Additional information can be found at this link.


Virtual Career Expos are coming in October

Pathways and the CCE will be hosting four major-focused expos through our partnership with Handshake, the largest career community for college students. All students have been sent an invitation to participate and are encouraged to polish up their resume, dress for success and engage with professionals!

Oct. 5: Liberal Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 6: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 7: Graduate/Professional Schools & Volunteer Service Programs, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Business, Journalism & Communications, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or derek.solheim@wartburg.edu.


COVID surveys for The Trumpet

Students are invited to complete a set of short surveys related to COVID-19:

COVID-19 and Mental Health: click here
COVID-19 and Student Data Privacy: click here

If you have any questions, please contact Editor-in-Chief Silvia Oakland.


Pick a book for Hearthside project

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, send an email to the participating leader of the book you’re interested in discussing (listed below). Questions? Contact Dr. Zak Montgomery. The program was founded by the late Dr. Paula Survilla and is funded by the Slife Professorship in the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission.


Hearthside book leaders for fall:

Mariah Birgen: “Mathematics for Human Flourishing” by Francis Su
Jennifer Onuigbo & Krystal Madlock: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
David Fredrick: “Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956” by Gavin Maxwell
Amandajean Nolte: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning” by Jason Reynolds
Ruth Bahe-Jachna: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
Amy Pilcher: “Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing our stories of race, culture and identity” by Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi


‘To Have and Have Not’ on display in art gallery

Cedar Falls artist Kim Behm focuses on the spectrum of human experience in his new exhibition, "To Have and Have Not." Behm’s paintings build upon both the figurative and abstract language in his style all the while exploring the balance between those who have power and those that have none. "To Have and Have Not" will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor lobby of the Bachman Fine Arts Center from Sept. 14-Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail. Follow the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.


Wartburg Urban Studies applications now open

Applications for Wartburg West and the Des Moines Urban Studies Program are now being accepted for the Summer 2021 term. Application materials can be accessed online at www.wartburg.edu/west or www.wartburg.edu/DSM. For more information, contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or greg.lorenz@wartburg.edu. Live and learn though a Wartburg Urban Studies experience!


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